Things to do

Memories

Balloons – write a message on a luggage label and attached to a helium balloon – or a bunch of them and release into the sky.

Fireworks – ask a grown up to release fireworks into the sky, have a bonfire and invite family and friends.

Plant – seeds, bulbs or a tree – watch it grow. Make a special area in your garden with a seat where you go and sit and remember.

Make – a Christmas decoration to go onto the tree – add your loved ones name, the and a Christmas message.

Ask other people for their memories – write them down and put them in your memory box. You could make a book of all your memories.

Add you loved one’s name to a Christmas wreath and take it to a grave or special place.

Light a candle – many people use this as a way to remember a special person on a special date. You may need a grown up to help and never leave the candle unattended.

Hold your own ceremony – light candles, read from your holy book, read poems or prayers, sit together holding hands and sharing memories.

Visit – go to the park, the zoo, the beach or a football match – anywhere you enjoyed being together and remember the fun you had. Start to make new memories.

Write – a letter or make a card or picture – seal it in the envelope and take it to the grave or where the ashes are scattered or put in your memory box.

Hold – your own ceremony – light candles, read from your holy book, read poems or prayers, sit together holding hands and sharing memories.

Cook a favourite meal or take favourite food on a picnic – invite family and friends, it could be a special place to visit.